On August 23-24, 1979, Lyman K. "Manny" Steil hosted the "Listening State-of-the-Art Symposium" in Minnesota. According to a letter sent to interested individuals, the meeting would serve as an opportunity to "share important information and experiences and to establish a network of professionals." Twenty-seven people met for the symposium and decided to establish the International Listening Association. Conventions are traditionally held in the spring.
Read more: History of the ILA
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2020 Seattle, WA, program cancelled; some programs scheduled during the 2021 Virtual Convention; annual member business meeting was held so as to continued our tradition of annual conventions.
2019 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2018 Dublin, Ireland and Presenters' Bios; Listening in Healthcare Settings Pre-Convention Program
2017 Omaha, NE and Presenters' Bios
2016 Tucson, AZ Program and Presenters' Bios
2015 Virginia Beach, VA Program and Presenters' Bios
2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 Montreal, Canada
2012 Bremerton, Washington
2011 Johnson City, Tennessee
2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico
2009 Milwaukee, Wisconsin